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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 • Posted January 27, 2009 10:00 PM

Julie Stobaugh Initiated Into Two Sororities

January 24, 1969

Julie Stobaugh has recently been initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, a national honorary educational sorority, and Alpha Eta Epsilon, a local home economics honorary sorority at Southwest Texas State College.

She is a senior Chemistry major.

Prairie Lea Holds off Blanco Rally

January 26, 1979

Visiting Prairie Lea held off a furious fourth-quarter rally to pull out a 28-27 basketball win over host Blanco 8th grade Monday.

“It was a good team effort, we are continuing to improve every games,” said coach Johnny Thornton, please despite the loss.

Robert Jones led the home team scoring with 13 points, Ricky Priess added seven. Miles had 16 to top PL.

Two More Books Are Published By Encino Press

January 24, 1969

Two of the latest books published by the Encino Press of Austin, whish is owned and operated by a local boy, William (Bill) Wittliff, are now available in Blanco at the Dorsey L. Smith Co.

The books are “The Makings of an Ample Mind,” (J. Frank Dobie) by Lon Tinkle, and “Limestone and Log; A Hill Country Sketchbook” by J. Roy White, whose sketches depict early day structures of the Hill Country. The text of the sketchbook is by Joe B. Frantz and the introduction by Harry H. Ransom.

Copies of other Encino Press publications are also still available in Blanco. Many of Bill’s books are collector’s items.

Kittens fall

January 26, 1979

Visiting Prairie Lea girls dominated both backboards to take a 30-11 basketball victory at Blanco 8th grade Monday.

Becky Neuman led the locals with six points, Rhonda Sanders had three and Sheillie Bass two.

Prairie Lea’s Paige McGee led all scorers with 10 points.

Tax Collector to be here

January 24, 1969

Holtan Burleson, county tax assessor-collector, has announced he would be at the Blanco Lumber and Hardware building on Tuesday, January 28, for the collection and assessment of taxes as well as to issue voter registration certificated.

Mr. Burleson pointed out the all voters must register annually in order to be able to vote. This includes persons over60 years of age who formerly were exempt from registration.

Blanco YHTers attend meeting

January 26, 1979

Waco - More than 700 members and advisors of the State Association of Young Homemakers of Texas are expected for the 17th annual state meeting January 26-27. The Waco Convention Center will be the site for the convention.

Attending from the Blanco Chapter will be Blye Dollahite - President, Rosie Pacheco and Olivia Uballe - members, and Carole Summy, advisor.

Reese Henry on destroyer

January 26, 1979

Norfolk, VA - Navy Fire Control Technician Second Class Reese A. Henry Jr. son of Jerlene B. and Reese a Henry Sr. of Blanco, is serving as a crew member aboard the destroyer USS Moosbrugger.

He joined the Navy in December, 1975.

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